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Pronger among NHL injured players getting lockout paychecks

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10:05 AM ET 10.28 | Chris Pronger may never play again but he received a $1-million bonus last month and his first regular paycheck from the Philadelphia Flyers arrived halfway through October. Pronger, in fact, will be paid his full $7.2-million salary whether there's an NHL season or not. And he's not alone. Perhaps the only benefit of injury is that those deemed unable to play will be fully compensated throughout this NHL madness known as a lockout. The Leafs, for example, are paying Matt Frattin's NHL contract, which is only $6.3 million less than Pronger's, while the young winger recovers from a knee injury that required off-season surgery. Pronger, still suffering the affects of a concussion and unlikely to ever play again, has $19.2 million remaining on his Philadelphia contract.

Toronto Sun

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October 28, 2012  10:10 AM ET



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October 28, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Any questions?

October 28, 2012  10:17 AM ET



Got football to watch. Have a good day boys.

October 28, 2012  10:24 AM ET

Too good not to post.

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October 28, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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he's the smartest person

Right along with you until you said that:)

October 28, 2012  12:00 PM ET
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Too good not to post.

The late rumors this morning seems to have allowed you plenty of time to arm yourself for when they finally did I'm guessing...;-)

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October 28, 2012  02:05 PM ET

The Pronger abides.

October 28, 2012  02:06 PM ET

I hope everyone on the east coast has battened down the hatches and are prepared to ride out the storm. Be well everyone.

 
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